Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Good Morning!  It's so cold this morning here in the Pacific Northwest.  Our small pond is partially frozen....brrrr.  I think I would like to stay inside and scrapbook today.  Maybe not.  I have to get ready for tonight's Card Club workshop.  Speaking of scrapbooking, I had a fun night with my Scrapbook Club gals last night.  We made a cool mini book which I promise to share sometime this week here on my blog.  So stay tuned....

Every year for Christmas I try to come up with new cool ideas for gift card holders.  To make this one, I used the Two Tags die for the card base and embellished the front cover with Mr. Reindeer.  You can make him using the Stocking Builder punch.  Isn't he cute? 

To open the holder, you just need to slide the button so that the top of the holder will open wide.  When designing this holder,  I decided to tie a knot so that you can hang it on your Christmas tree.  I love the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper.  First I was not sure about it (shhhhh...don't tell Stampin' Up! I said that!).  I love the color combination even with pink (Blushing Bride) in it! 

Here are the instructions for the card holder base:
  1. Cut card stock to 3" x 12" and score at 4 3/4", 6" and 7 1/4".
  2. Fold card stock in half at 6" score line first and then fold at 4 3/4" and 7 1/4" score lines in opposite way creating a letter "M" (mountain, valley and mountain).
  3. Place card stock on the Two Tags die having the folded bottom of card stock right above the bottom line of the Large Tag shape so that the folded bottom will not be cut out when running through Big Shot.
  4. Open card holder and punch an opening for gift card with the Word Window punch.  To do this, place the punch in the center of the folded section only half way in and then punch out.  You need to move your punch to left and right a few times until your opening is wide enough to insert a gift card.
Hope you will try this card holder technique for your Christmas.   Please feel free to leave me a comment.
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Supply List
Stamps - Tags till Christmas
Paper - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Letters to Santa DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Punches - Stocking Builder, Decorative Label, Snowflake, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window
Tools and Accessories - Old Olive Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Big Shot - Two Tags, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

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